Nothing tastes quite like a vacation as coconut does. September 2 is officially World Coconut Day and there are plenty of libations here in L.A. to celebrate with. From tequila-based to tiki-inspired, go nuts and check out these six drinks in Los Angeles.
High Note at Bibo Ergo Sum
This summer, Bibo Ergo Sum has a killer tequila cocktail on its menu. The High Note is made with Sesame Infused Altos Blanco Tequila, Thai Chili infused Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, coconut cream, pandan syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, salt solution and garnish with a dehydrated pineapple wheel and a pandan leaf.
116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; Biboergosumla.com; @biboergosumla
Brand New Cadillac at Spare Room
The Spare Room is a modern day gaming parlour and cocktail lounge located on the Mezzanine Level of The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Introduced during the bar’s “An Evening of Tiki” series, the Brand New Cadillac is a frozen cocktail from bar director Yael Vengroff. The green drink is made with Grand Marnier, pistachio cream, Galliano, mango and coconut.
The Spare Room, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; Spareroomhollywood.com; @spareroomhwood
Melo-colada at Tallula’s
Slushy, delicious & brand new to the menu, the Melo-colada is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. It’s made with Yucatán White Rum, fresh pineapple juice, organic coconut milk and market melon purée.
118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica; Tallulasrestaurant.com; @tallulasrestaurant
The Island Old Fashion at SOCA
As part of its new Tiki After Ten menu, SOCA in Sherman Oaks offers The Island Old Fashion made with Papa’s Pilar Rum, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Amaro Montenegro, Kalani coconut liquor, Peychauds bitters and garnished with a banana leaf. Created by Danny Natali, the cocktail is available only on Fridays and Saturdays after 10 p.m. and Sundays after 10 a.m.
14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; soca-la.com; @socarestaurant
Coco-Jito at The W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills
LaCroix obsessed? The W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills is too. A special LaCroix boozy cocktail menu is offered at the hotel’s signature outdoor restaurant, The Hideout, and at the WET pool deck. This weekend order the Coco-Jito made with Don Julio Blanco, lime, mint and LaCroix Coconut.
930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles; Wlosangeles.com; @wlosangeles
Rum & Coconut Water at Caña Rum Bar
It’s doesn’t get more natural than this. At Caña Rum Bar, you can order the Rum & Coconut Water cocktail which is made with just two ingredients: Cruzan Black Strap rum and fresh coconut water. It’s served inside a real coconut with a spoon for some extra freshness.
714 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; canarumbar.com; @canarumbarla
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